Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449867
Monospace (probably bitmap) fonts mess up
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:43:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Often some of the fonts, namely Terminus, but not only that, would mess up and
leave trails behind.
1. Set gnome, or any application default monospace font to Terminus, any size,
2. Do something in (gnome-)terminal (like, repeatedly ls -la), or open vim
3. Observe occasional artefacts and screen corruption.
fully updated f9, with nvidia driver from livna.
Created attachment 308310 [details]
Artefacts in vim
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This problem occurs also with nv driver.
Rodolfo, could we get your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.*.log, please?
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A bug screenshot, taken a minute ago
I see this behavior with "nv" and "nvidia" drivers with monochrome fonts, in
various applications (abiword, old mysqlcc, lmms, mainly, mysqlcc ALWAYS).
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100 GS (rev a1).
more screenshots on http://www.padep.org.bo/fonts/ Thanks!
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